On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Daniel Kalchev <daniel@digs...> wrote:
> On 03.06.12 07:24, Erich wrote:
>> isn't this what I just suggested to be done by the team? Give the ports
>> tree a new version number and people can fall back to this then.
>> Isn't this solution too simple to be done?
> As was mentioned earlier in this discussion, by virtue of the ports tree
> being hosted on CVS, you are able to get a version of the ports there at any
> date you chose. Just set
> to get the ports tree as it was on midnight 1st of June 2012. You can
> specify hours, minutes, seconds if you need. Way more powerful than any
> "version number" thing.
> As you can see, this is already available with FreeBSD. A lot more "hidden
> gems" are available with FreeBSD. People are just lazy and for the most
> part, refuse to learn. This is one aspect FreeBSD could benefit greatly from
> more education of the 'users' -- just because it has way more hidden gems
> than anything else around.
Indeed. And educating users means providing them with appropriate
documentation. So how about adding a section to the Handbook
with a list of hidden gems? Something like Dru Lavigne's "BSD Hacks"